What will I learn?
Chemistry enables us to understand the properties of different materials and to transform materials into new and useful substances. Through Chemistry, we can understand changes that we observe in the natural and physical world. Chemistry gives us understandings on which to base educated choices about consumer products and management of resources.
Specifically the course will cover:
Properties and changes of matter
Interpreting observations in terms of the particles (atoms, molecules, ions, and sub-atomic particles)
Structures, and interactions present and making connections between the concepts of chemistry, their applications
Developing an understanding of the role chemistry plays in the world around you
How will this course be assessed?
Standard 91910 and 91167 will be assessed by Internal Assessment in Term 1 and Term 2;
Standard 91164, 91165, 91166 will be assessed by External Assessment in November.
Students in consultation with the teacher will have the opportunity to choose the standards they enter with the expectation of a minimum of 14 credits.
Will there be any further assessment opportunities (FAO)?
Due to the nature of the course FAOs will not be available. Students will be offered formative assessment to help them reach the standard required for Level 2.
Are there any opportunities for resubmission?
Resubmissions will only be allowed to take a student from "Not Achieved" grade to an "Achieved" grade.
Are there any pre-requisite for level 3 Chemistry?
14 credits in Level 2 Chemistry (including 2 external achievement standards) or at the discretion of the teacher in charge of the course, in consultation with the LA.
How much is the course fee?
$58 for course manuals.